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A kofta in its simplest form is a meat-ball or meatloaf with some spices, this one liven things up a little with puy lentils. And a deliciously mild curry sauce.

What should I serve it with?

Rice, either golden vegetable (affiliate link) or something like this spicy rice from BBC good food.


What if I don’t like…

The puy lentils can be left out, but this will make the koftas very “meaty”. Not that this is a bad thing.

Storage

Cooling

Ensure you cool the beef kofta curry as quickly and safely as possible, before storage.

Transfer the sauce to smaller containers.

Place the beef kofta on a baking tray or wire rack to aid cooling

Fridge

The beef kofta and curry sauce will keep up to 2days.

Freezing 

The beef will keep for up to 3 months, as will the curry sauce, keep in its own container.

This is only guidance, Please use your own judgement.

Beef kofta curry

Richard
A kofta in its simplest form is a meat-ball or meatloaf with some spices, this one liven things up a little with puy lentils. And a deliciously mild curry sauce.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • Frying pan.

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g puy lentils ready to eat
  • 1 heaped tsp garam masala
  • 500 g mince beef
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tsp lazy ginger
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 fresh chilli
  • bunch of coriander de-stalked, but keep the stalks.
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • 2 tsp Patak’s Rohan josh curry paste heaped
  • 200 g of coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lazy garlic

Instructions
 

  • Heat a frying pan on a medium high heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the puy lentils, mince beef and garam masala, mixing well. Then divide to in 12 sausage shape using your hands to squash the mixture in to shape.
    250 g puy lentils, 1 heaped tsp garam masala, 500 g mince beef
  • Put the kofta in the hot frying pan and fry, turning often the kofta till golden.
  • In a food processor, add (everything else), the tomatoes, lazy ginger, lazy garlic, spring onions, fresh chilli, the stalks from the coriander, runny honey, turmeric, curry paste, and coconut milk and purée until combined. Put the curry sauce in the pan and bring to a boil.
    3 ripe tomatoes, 1 tsp lazy ginger, 2 spring onions, 1 fresh chilli, bunch of coriander, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp runny honey, 2 tsp Patak’s Rohan josh curry paste, 200 g of coconut milk
  • Lower the heat, simmer for 5min while finishing off the rice or other side.

Notes

Storage
Cooling
Ensure you cool the beef kofta curry as quickly and safely as possible, before storage.
Transfer the sauce to smaller containers.
Place the beef kofta on a baking tray or wire rack to aid cooling.
Fridge
The beef kofta and curry sauce will keep up to 2days.
Freezing
The beef will keep for up to 3 months, as will the curry sauce, keep in its own container.
This is only guidance, Please use your own judgement.
Keyword beef, curry

About Post Author

Richard

Former chef in a nursing home, hotel, public bar and restaurant. Now full time dad to my biggest critic.Now sharing my and my families love of good food to the world.I hope you can join us on this journey of delicious discovery
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